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scripted television appearances following the benghazi tragedy today ambassador rice withdrew her name from consideration to be nominated for secretary of state. in an interview with brian williams, rice pointed to the distraction the republican attacks have caused. >> today i made the decision that it was the best thing for our country for the american people that i not continue to be considered by the president for nomination as secretary of state because i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done, as a country. and the first several months of the second term president's agenda is really the opportunity to get the crucial things done. we're talking about comprehensive immigration reform balanced deficit reduction, job creation, that's what matters and to the extent that my nomination could have delayed or distracted or deflected or made even some of the priorities impossible to achieve
. >> reporter: your reaction to the benghazi report? >> sean: joining me with reaction, fox news contributor and syndicated columnist, charles krauthammer. merry christmas to you. >> pleasure to be here, you too. >> sean: this is devastating. media -- they buried this on page 11 in today's edition of the washington post. it seems to me, it deserves far better attention and would be gettingerring more attention if this were a republican president. your thoughts? >> there is no doubt about that. as you know, if the sun rises in the east, you know, if any of this had occurred on the previous president's watch, they would have been all over the place. but the new york times had it on the front page because it's a little bit hard to ignore. you have to have pretty extreme to put it on page 11. but it's very scathing. but there is something about this, it's scathing, but it is nonspecific. it basically spreads around the blame, without naming names. so we get these deputy secretaries who resigned. but the questions we still don't know and we won't know until we hear the testimony from the secretar
this? you have the fiscal cliff, you have the new cabinet, the benghazi report, immigration. and then you what do you think the likelihood is because i can tell you having sat in newtown for five days, there was this immediate sense from virtually everyone i spoke with that something could finally happen this time, but can it? >> well, chris, i saw all your reports from friday on. and the pain that the people were feeling. but i can't be as optimistic as i would like to be right now because i've been through this too many times starting with covering the outrage after columbine where people talked about curbing some gun -- putting some gun restrictions, there is also talk about hollywood and values, back in '99, the video games were quite the issue it was. there are all kinds of talk and we never had anything. this time, well, maybe things are a little different if for no other reason than the power of social media, letting people organize better on this issue, can cross the aisle on it. and i think for a lot of people, this may be an issue we're compromising on. what the wh
with the loss of our four colleagues in benghazi and the state department, greet the families and the bodies, and she declined to do it. it wasn't what i had planned for that weekend originally, but i don't regret doing that, brian. i think when you're a diplomat and a public official and a tragedy happens and it is related to the work that you do, it's our obligation to try to explain it as best we can to the american people, and that's what i did. >> did you want the job? >> i would have been very honored to serve in that job, just as i'm delighted to do what i'm doing. but yes, sure. how can you not want to -- in my field -- serve at the highest possible level? >> i tell you what, hillary clinton, i'm sure she was tired. we all get tired. she works around the clock. but you know what she was doing. >> yeah. >> hillary, that's the political experience. you see it in the corporate world, the political world, the pros that have been around the block a few times. >> decline. >> they know when to step aside. and this is -- i've seen this happen in washington time and time again. i saw it on th
a fight over benghazi. the big question is, did she fall on her sword or did the white house hand her one. clearly she was thrown under the bus. >> gretchen: this is what she wrote on september 16th when secretary of state was unavailable after a grueling week, the white house asked me to appear on five sunday talk shows. i relied on fully cleared unclassified points provided by the intelligence committee. the unclassified points were consistent with the classified assessments, i received. first of all was hillary clinton really not available or did she say she didn't want to go tell something that was not the truth. as katherine heritage, un ambassador rice had access to the pdp. presidential daily briefing before she went out on the talk show and talked about the fact that it was probably a terrorist attack. >> brian: charles krauthammer said now that rice is out and the president decided not to fight the fight here. it mines the end of pursuing the truth with the benghazi attack. >> clearly had she been nominated the benghazi scandal would be on the front page. i think it will die now
attack in benghazi, libya. the topic playing in discussions during capitol hill during a series of meters and susan rice leading up to her possible nomination to be secretary of state. catherine herridge is reporting from washington. >> including the benghazi consulate a report in 2009 recommended physical barriers like this one. at a closed hearing before the senate committee, witnesses testified that those changes were never made in benghazi. >> it was really disconcerting and upsetting to see how easily the terrorists broke through the gates and basically just walked in. >> the committee's ranking republican also questions the striking similarities between the bombings in east africa which killed 12 americans. in 1998 susan rice was 33 years old. >> the ambassador to kenya sent repeated messages to the state department requesting a stronger facility because of the increased threat. those requests as in the case of benghazi were turned down by the state department. >> reporter: some analysts say it's beyond the benghazi controversy. as part of clinton administration, they turned down fr
to congress about the attack in benghazi, libya, but two of her deputies are in the hot seat instead. the congressional hearings follow an independent report that blame the state department for what they called systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies regarding embassy security. u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, and three other americans were killed in that benghazi attack. it set off a firestorm in washington about exactly who was responsible for not making that consulate more security. elise is in washington. we know there is some fallout here. one state department official resigned and three others on administrative leave. what is next? >> that's right. the top assistant secretary for diplomatic security eric boswell, and a few others in his department and mideast policy shop have been reashrined. there's a lot of questions about whether top officials and more senior levels of the department to secretary clinton should be held responsible even though the panel said no. we heard from the deputy secretary and secretary clinton's deputies. they were s
be like if it was a republican administration. from "fast and furious" to benghazi and now this. and yet the mainstream media likes to say, move along, nothing to see here. gregg: now we have a similar scandal and the epa. what you say? >> a libertarian think tank is alleging that this woman had a phony e-mail address. there is also the fact that almost all public agencies, there is a public e-mail address and an internal e-mail addresses they can communicate with each other. since it is a secret or phony e-mail address, and environmental protester -- he doesn't want to be pro-pipeline, give the administration and all these issues -- he is alleging that this one person used a false e-mail address, a phony name, and did some things falsely under that name. >> let's have some evidence if that's true. >> okay, so if you find out that the epa officials is one example, there was a richard someone that was a fake name. so if that is true, wouldn't you think that there is something nefarious going on? whited lisa jackson resigned? >> you are making a global statement as well. we have benghazi a
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comments five days after the attack on the outpost in benghazi. the attack killed the u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans. intelligence officials say they gave ambassador rice the talking points she used on the sunday shows and they took out the references to al qaeda. the "wall street journal," which our parent company owns, reports more than two dozen agencies helped edit those talking points. officials tell the journal the cia made the call to remove the al qaeda references. why? to protect intelligence sources. according to the reporting of the journal, the fbi agreed with that decision but some state department officials said it made the talking points too vegas. now fox news has learned the director of national intelligence plans to give a classified briefing on benghazi tomorrow for the entire house of representatives. for the rest of the story, catherine herridge with us from washington now. catherine? >> shepard, tomorrow on capitol hill, a second round of closed classified briefings for all the members of the house of representatives, nation's to
the attack in benghazi. they are expected to testify in front of two committees. this comes as he is arrested for his alleged role in the attack that killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. molly is live in washington with the latest. hi, molly. >> hi, rick. he is a leader in the terror world. he is ambitious and very dangerous and now egyptian authorities aided by u.s. intelligence have him. officials have been tracking him for months according to the "wall street journal" and interest intensified after followers participated in the attack in benghazi, libya. he was captured in the past week or so, but we don't have details yet on how he was detained. u.s.ish ifs have not been able to interrogate him yet. here is what we know. ahmad is a former egyptian jihad member. he was released from a prison in march of 2011. he is the leader of the jamal network and has been setting up terror training camps in libya and egypt with some financial help from al-qaeda and yemen. and he was trying to set up al-qaeda in egypt. meanwhile secretary of state hillary clinton will be testif
.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya, that left four americans dead. one, conservative conspiracies alleging a cover-up are pure fiction. two, diplomatic security funding provided by congress was grossly inadequate and three there is no evidence to suggest that u.n. ambassador susan rice did anything at all wrong. joining me now to discuss the real challenges of foreign diplomacy is the ever wise p.j. crowley, professor at george washington university and a former assistant secretary of state for public affairs for president obama. sir, you have watched -- the hearings today in congress where senator kerry presided over report. seemed a little bit like a dog and pony show where you know, fingers were being pointed everywhere but where they should be. am i wrong about that? >> there's a lot of responsibility to go around. obviously there were miscalculations made within the state department. they did not see the level of threat that existed and did not appreciate the decline in security that preceded september 11th. liby
on the benghazi terror attack. many shy must testify before senator john kerry will succeed her. >> 9 people killed two others injured when a bus slid off a highway and crashed into a ravine. it happened in goern. the bus heading from las vegas to canada driving through the money tan pass known for dangerous conditions. the driver lost control crashed through a guardrail and plummeted 200 feet down the slope. several people were thrown from the bus. crews had to use ropes to rescue people from the rev convenient. the crash is being investigated. >>> a woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train will undergo a psychiatric investigation. she was laughing so much during arraignment the judge told her the lawyer to make her stop. she thought the man was a muslim and wanted revenge for september 11th. >> a drunk driver slammed into a cop car. he was speeding ran a red light t boning the cruiser. it took 45 minutes to pry the officer out of the car. he's expected to be okay the sus speblth w -- suspect was arrested for drunk driving. >>> around the country people getting
will not be going to capital hill to testify about what happened in benghazi. even though she injured herself last week we didn't learn about her condition until hours ago. this morning hillary clinton is at home recovering from a concussion as well as a stomach virus, in fact, the two are related. the state department says the secretary returned from her latest trip with a stomach bug. that was nine days ago but early last week clinton became dehydrated and fainted at her home, she apparently hit her head because she suffered a concussion. it's the second time in eight years she has fainted because of a stomach bug but she's generally healthy as she told barbara walters who asked about a possible presidential run in 2016. >> is your i'm a concern to you. >> it really isn't. i am thankfully knock on wood not only healthy but have incredible stamina and energy. >> but staying home this week means the secretary will not testify about the terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. >> look, i've said it and i'll say it one more time, no one wants to find out what happened more than i do. >> reporter: the st
reaction to the benghazi report? >> benghazi, do you have a reaction to the report? >> journalists at the white house today trying to ask the president about a report on the fatal attack in benghazi where four diplomats were killed. three state department officials have now resigned following the report's publication. conservatives on television repeated some wild conspiracy theories about what happened. but the report says grossly inadequate security, systemic failures were to blame. secretary of state hillary clinton says she accepts every one of the panel's recommendations. while her likely replacement had this reaction. >> secretary clinton said she would do this. and it would be a completely unvarnished appraisal. and that's what it is. i think she and the administration deserve credit for doing what was required here. >> this also comes as a belated comfort to you and ambassador susan rice who became the scapegoat for some whose theories have been proven flatout wrong. jonathan capehart is an opinion writing for "the washington post." john, we heard the accusations the presid
.s. consulate in benghazi in libya on september 11th of the year. the panel has just released its findings, and the report appears to place a lion's share of the blame for that attack on the u.s. state department. our own andrea mitchell is going through this report as we speak. again, it has just come out. but she reports tonight that the panel has found, quote, systemic failures in leadership management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the state department. those two bureaus described as diplomatic security and near eastern affairs. according to this report, those leadership deficiencies led to a security posture at that u.s. consulate in benghazi that was, quote, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place. according to "the new york times" and their reporting on this report, secretary of state hillary clinton has accepted all 29 of the panel's recommendations, including a number of those recommendations that are and will presumably remain classified. again, the report on -- the independent report on the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi in liby
trouble getting answers from america's top diplomat on the benghazi terrorist attack.. author jean marie last this on her new book, hidden america, which celebrates the people that are too often ignored but do the jobs that make our lives in this country work. our first guest tonight says gun laws are critical part of this national discussion, but the country also needs, he says, to respond to the mental health issues when it comes time mass shootings as well as the corrosive influence of the digital world in the culture of violence. joining us, former common security secretary, former governor of pennsylvania, tom ridge, who also served on the review panel to study the virginia tech shooting which claimed the lives of 32 people. good to have you with this. let's start with the culver legislation here, senator dianne feinstein is putting forward something that looks very familiar to you which is the assault weapons ban which he supported when you were in congress back in 1994. what are your thoughts? >> i think it certainly understandable, predictable that the first focuses on the instru
resigning over benghazi? why do new reports say he's still working for the >> eric: we just got breaking news. toyota motors, t.m., settled -- according to the friends at the "wall street journal" settled a class action lawsuit about acceleration to the tune of 1.1 billion. we'll keep our eye on that stock tomorrow. we should see active trading tomorrow. think there was outrage over the government initially calling the benghazi attack a spontaneous protest over an expect video? wait untilritics hear this. assistant secretary of state who resigned his post over the attack is reportedly still working for government. the other three officials are expected to return to their jobs. mike baker says this is a travesty. mike, we thought that the four people were fired or resigned over benghazi attacks and they're still working for government. we tught that, because that's what they told us. not a shock to most people at this stage of the game. washington no, accountability and lack of consequences. it doesn't happen. >> eric: so the assistant secretary of state changed jobs. literally, went acro
is talking. another big talker down on capitol hill the september 11th attack on consulate in benghazi. >> we know there was intelligence leading up to the attacks that warned of security risks. diane fine stein is one of the chairs on congress's intelligence committee has been leading the investigation as to what went wrong with libya. now she says it is knotted the intelligence that should be blamed but instead the decision makers. >>> i have reviewed all of the threat warnings by the intelligence community. there were multiple threat warnings well over 200. i have read the priority warnings. i believe the ingenls is good. you can't blame the intelligence. they didn't make the right decision. >> the security warning is what congressman mike rogers is also talking about this morning. there was gross negligence in protecting benghazi. >> the more we know about this, i think diane said it well, the intelligence was good. the threat stream was very clear leading up to that 9-11 event and what happened even two-days later we had another event killed four people tunisians protecting the u.s. emba
or are we headed off the cliff? and top officials testify on capitol hill about the benghazi attack, but we'll have to wait longer to hear from hillary clinton. do they are role in that debacle effect her plans for 2016? welcome to the journal, editorial report, i'm paul gigot, as the nation copes with the shooting deaths of six deaths and 20 children at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut efforts turn now to preventing the next tragedy, with president obama appointing a task force for gun violence and members of congress calling for stricter gun control measures. but my guest this week says the heart of the problem is not the availability of weapons, but the abundance of individuals with severe mental disorders who are not being treated. dr. e fuller is the founder of the treatment advocacy center and author of the "insanity offense" how america's failure it treat the seriously mentally ill is endangering its citizens. doctor torrey. welcome here. and you've written you're not against guns, but people's access. how many people are we talking about across the united states. >> it's
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have prevented the deaths of those americans in benghazi, libya? a stinging report has been released, and members of secretary of state hillary clinton's team have begun to resign. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz has the truth behind the attack. >> reporter: we know how horrible the attack was, how heroic the fight to save lives, how heavy the loss. but today, with this searing report, we now know what could have been done to try to prevent it. the independent review cited failure after failure. security in benghazi, it said, was "grossly inadequate," "was not a high priority" in washington where "repeated requests" for more security went unheeded. >> frankly, the state department had not given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources, it needed. >> reporter: and today, three state department officials paid the price. resigning under pressure, eric boswell, assistant secretary for diplomatic security. his deputy, charlene lamb, responsible for embassy security. and an official from near east affairs. secretary hillary clinton responded to
at the benghazi compound that were described as inadequate. the report concluded that while there were no specific threats of a terrorist plot, there were several incidents leading up to the september 11th attack that should have served as warning signs. investigators also praised the diplomatic security agents who responded to the attack and absolved the pentagon for any blame, saying there was not enough time for military assets to have made a difference. the board also made 29 recommendations to improve security at u.s. diplomatic missions around the world. they include increasing the number of marine guards at each post, relying less on local security forces, and hiring more highly trained diplomatic and trained security personnel. now, secretary of state hillary clinton sent a letter to lawmakers saying she accepts all of the recommendations in the report and has already starting implementing some of them. now, she was supposed to appear at a hearing on benghazi thursday but canceled after fainting, terrell, and sustaining a concussion. >> tara mergener in washington. this morning. tara, than
'll be talking about the benghazi report and about that jailed marine. former marine who is down in mexico. should the president get involved to bring him home? >> brian: i think i know what he'll say. we're going to toss to steve now. >> steve: thank you very much. and talk about man's best friend, he saved a puppy from afghanistan and now the dog is returning the favor. oh, man. look at that, put her there. >> brian: "fox & friends" starts now. >> steve: you feel better? >> brian: much better. >> steve: welcome aboard. today is the 20th day of december. it's 12-20. tomorrow is 12-21-12, which as you know, the mayans predicted the world would end. >> gretchen: are we talking about that again? >> steve: it's in the headlines. >> gretchen: i want to be optimistic, okay? >> steve: according to harris polling, 20% of americans believe that it's true. 20% of americans believe that tomorrow is -- >> gretchen: what's going to happen? >> steve: 20% of americans. >> gretchen: i believe in giving away money, but what's going to happen to us tomorrow? >> mayans say it's the end of time. what's inter
in benghazi, libya. a long-awaited report, highly anticipated report. interesting where they're laying the blame in all this. >>> also this morning, if gun debate from american board rooms to classrooms to capitol hill. one major motivating factor to change assault weapon laws is money. we'll explain. >>> less than a week after that massacre in connecticut, we'll tell you who is behind a raffle to give away assault rifles. talk about interesting timing to say the least. >> timing is everything. >> ain't it? >>> we begin with a powerful blizzard on the move this morning. up to a foot of snow and fierce winds whipping across a big chunk of the nation. >> winter storm watches and warnings are in effect today from nevada all the way to michigan, and they're still cleaning up in the northwest. here's the damage report. >> holy [ bleep ]! >> reporter: a strong storm is being blamed for this 75-foot mudslide that took out a train near seattle. john hill started recording. >> i thought the rest of the rail cars were going to pile up and come through the fence and get me. so i was trying to get
gets down to business over president's gun control initiative. this morning's benghazi hearings, hillary clinton is grounded by her doctors did. the fiscal cliff vote. >>> and buzz lightyear likes space suits. >>> starting with a full-blown winter storm that could dump as much as a foot of snow in some areas. eight states have already issued blizzard warnings, almost ens e ensuring a white christmas for many parts of the country as the storm continues moving east. if that's not enough, more storms are forecast for next week. we'll have bill karins full forecast coming up. >>> as time runs out for lawmakers hammering out a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, house republicans are sweetening a backup plan to gain more gop support. the president is vowing a veto even as hangups and negotiations threaten to keep him in town or delay his hawaiian vacation yet again this year. the irs estimates as many as 100 million tax returns could be delayed if no deal is struck by january 1st. >>> nbc's tracie potts joins us now from washington to break it all down. good morning. what's happening in
.s. consulate in benghazi. at yesterday's hearing, senator john kerry who is widely expected to be nominated as the next secretary of state said congress should share some of the blame for what happened in libya. >> i want to be crystal clear about something else. congress also bears some responsibility here. congress has the power of the purse. >> for years, we have asked our state department to operate with increasingly lesser resources to conduct essential missions. and because of the gridlock and excesses in the senate and congress itself, we have not even been able to pursue the regular order of authorizing legislation. adequately funding america's foreign policy objectives is not spending. it's investing. >> republican senator bob corker countered that the state department was notution its existing resources efficiently. >> secretary clinton just sent up a notification to congress asking for $1.3 billion. why did she never ask for any notification or change of resources to make sure benghazi was secure? >> we are in a situation where the middle east is evolving, democracies are growing
, systematic failures of protecting u.s. diplomats in benghazi. >>> plus, nasty weather bearing down as millions of travelers prepare to hit the road for the holidays. we'll have the latest forecast there. >>> first, let's get to the news here in new york city. five days out from christmas, 12 days away from the fiscal cliff deadline that could potentially cripple the economy. house republicans are expected to vote on plan "b." that's speaker john boehner's safety net proposal that would maintain bush era tax rates for everyone making a million dollars or less. >> about providing and working with us on a balanced approach. tomorrow the house will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every american. 99.81% of the american people. then the president will have a decision to make. he can call on senate democrats to pass that bill or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in american history. >> well, president obama has threatened to veto boehner's measure and he said republicans need to drop any personal grudges they might have to do what's best for the c
concussion caused her to miss a capitol hill grilling about benghazi, the most serious crisis of her tenure. >> secretary clinton is recovering from a serious virus and concussion. all of you who know hillary know that she would rather be here today. >> reporter: and just today, a new senate report was sharply critical of the administration's security failures before and after the benghazi attack. republicans say they want to hear from clinton herself about benghazi before they'll confirm john kerry as her successor. >> i've been told by senator kerry, he wants that approach also. he needs to hear what she says so he can make comments about, i agree with her, i don't agree with her. it makes sense to have her go first. >> reporter: tonight, clinton's doctors say the secretary is making excellent progress in all other aspects of her recovery, and they're confident she'll make a full recovery. they describe her as in good spirits and engaging with her doctors and family and staff. but, of course, kate, she is spending new year's in the hospital. >> andrea mitchell in washington tonight. thank
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mccain and susan ayotte feel they have a case again her in relates to benghazi before the election because susan rice after the incident happened, that the murder of ambassador stevens went on the sunday morning talk shows and said that the demonstrations were related to the islamic video that some kid in california made. and what they want to know is why susan rice, u.n. ambassador, was sent out there and why she was sticking with the story that was crumbling almost as she was saying it. >> paul: the intelligence talking points and not trying to be dishonest. >> two points, they want to know whether the administration was politicizing or trying to protect the president from an ugly event in libya just before the election, and second, the more serious policy issue is what exactly was the administration, the white house and the state department, doing during that period when this big fire fight was taking place in benghazi? and i think the white house has been trying to sweep this issue away in the wake of the election and i think these senators are entitled to keep pressing to find
it and analyze it. look at what happened in benghazi. that's another issue. we knew that it was a hot spot, but we didn't have intelligence that they were going to attack. >> greta: therein proves my point. that was another intelligence where we might have the hardest working people in the world, the best in the world but the fact is intelligence failures do happen with even the best. that's why it's very hard to have a lot of sort of comfort in terms of what happens with these, you know, chemical weapons should assad leave. >> no question. >> greta: mistakes happen. >> we can't be the sheriff for the whole world, so we have to work with other countries an other allies. as serious as the situation is in syria, we've got to work with russia. >> greta: let me ask you a quick question. you've actually met president assad. tell me your impression. >> on our way to iraq we had to go -- we were asked to go and stop by to see assad. this was right after, maybe six months after president obama was elected. the whole purpose was to get assad who had the relationship with iran to work with iran to b
. also, the latest on the benghazi coverup. we are now learning that security warnings mahave gone as far as to hillary clinton's office. still, nothing was done. we have the report and the details from today's hearing coming up. president obama -- believe it or not actually exploiting the newtown shooting. and he's doing it, why? to help get the american people to pay more in taxes. we will tell you how he's doing that, ststststststst sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a sever
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year in the middle east ends with a tough new report on benghazi coming up next. [ piano plays ] troy polamalu's going deeper. ♪ ♪ and so is head & shoulders deep clean. [ male announcer ] with 7 benefits it goes deep to remove grease, gunk and flakes. deep. like me. [ male announcer ] head & shoulders deep clean for men. ♪ ♪ >> eliot: findings make three things absolutely clear about the deadly september 11th attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya that left four americans dead. one, conservative conspiracies alleging a cover-up are pure fiction. two, diplomatic security funding provided by congress was grossly inadequate and three there is no evidence to suggest that u.n. ambassador susan rice did anything at all wrong. joining me now to discuss the real challenges of foreign diplomacy is the ever wise p.j. crowley, professor at george washington university and a former assistant secretary of state for public affairs for president obama. sir, you have watched -- the hearings today in congre
that we haven't seen or heard from her in two weeks. is this because of her upcoming benghazi testimony? not yet scheduled or is it something else? what's the story here? is she really sick or about avoiding ben gaz write? >> i'm not going to question her health. she has been sick for two weeks. missed the hearing on benghazi. view lot of republicans at capitol hill pressuring her. once she is well to come and testify about what happened in libya. >> is she one to back down from a situation like that? i don't think so. >> i doubt it. she sunday so much pressure that republicans now are even talking about postponing john kerry's nomination process for secretary of state until clinton testifies. this is going to be a real issue next month when congress is back. >> you could understand why she would be hesitant considering what happened with the previous person who was trying to be secretary of state. right? i mean, this is -- this is a minefield she walking into. >> what makes had situation so much -- there's been an independent report about what happened in benghazi. according to the rep
leaders demanding answers why the consulate in benghazi was so vulnerable on september 11th. that is when terrorists attacked the compound and filled four americans including ambassador chris stevens. catherine herridge with the very latest from the capitol hill. what is the headlines this morning, catherine? >> reporter: thank you, jon and good morning. two themes really many donated at this morning's hearing. first of all we had 18 independent reviews before called accountability review boards. senators questioned whether any of them have been fully implement and and whether this one about benghazi would be any different. second of all the witnesses were pressed on a number of very specific warnings that went from libya up to the state department here in washington that this consulate could notwithstand a coordinated attack from terrorists. fox news was first to report on a emergency meeting in benghazi in august which people on the ground essentially predicted the way would die a month later. one senator said this morning that despite these warnings no action was taken. >> you were awa
jess atherly who just joined the force last year. most detailed report on the benghazi terror attack could be released today. they will deliver the assessment to the state department. the state department will make recommendations on improving security. secretary of state hillary clinton is not testifying as plant after fainting and suffering a concution . john kerry is apparent lein for the post. president obama will nominate septemberor john kerry as next secretary of state. susan rice, the un ambassador being considered but dropped out of the running after being critized after blaming the benghazi attack on a spontanous attack. a soldier touches down to see his new born baby girl enter into the world. sergeant karick had been away in stan stan. >> it was special and i can't explain it the timing was amazing and just being able to come home. >> i was thought daddy here's macy. they ran on to him and done bother. >> gretchen: the red cross arranged the flight. his daughter nine pound three ounces and joining twos and a brother. it is a great way to end the first flock when you see t
again with less than two weeks to go. >> and getting to the bottom of the benghazi fiasco. hearings set to start in a matter of hours from now. good morning you to. sorry about the singing this morning. welcome to "early start." >> it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. she's been singing all morning. we're going to begin with this storm. the cause behind all the singing. it is a big one. it is pounding the nation's midsection and threatening to derail holiday travel plans for millions of americans. what bad timing. a blizzard warning in effect for half a dozen states. colorado has already been clobbered at 156 mile stretch of interstate 70 had to be shut down in both directions yesterday. look at that. the storm is also hitting iowa hard overnight packing wind gusts over 50 miles an hour. the wind part of the real problem here. some places could see a foot of snow or more. emergency management officials as far north as wisconsin offering this advice to early christmas travelers. >> i think the first thing you should think about is changing your plans for thursday. >> you know, a lot of people get
. jenna: breaking information in the benghazi terror investigation, as we await news from a bipartisan classified briefing on that deadly attack back on september 11th when terrorists killed four americans, including our ambassador to libya. we are staking out the hearing if case any lawmakers decide to talk. catherine herridge will bring us a live report a little later on in the show. >> reporter: i want to go live to the president who is speaking before a group of business leaders, let's listen in. >> it's good to be back at the business roundtable. jim, thanks for your leadership. originally my team had prepared some remarks, they always get nervous when -- when i'm out there on my own, you never know what i might say. but given the dialogue that we had the last time i thought it was useful for me to abbreviate my remarks, speak off the cuff at the top and spend most of our time just having a conversation. let me begin by saying that all of you in this room are not just business leaders, not just ceo's of your companies, but you're also economic leaders and thought leaders in this c
with a stomach virus and missed her date to testify on what she knew about the benghazi terrorist attack senators refusing to confirm john kerry until she testifies . could the answer to adam's deadly rampage be found in his dna? the gunman's dna will be looked at for abnormality and mutigs that indicate violence. it is the first of its kind study. some concerns are raised over whether a stigma could be found in people with certain characteristicings. you wake up to a night out and a scene with the hang over. >> it is a tiger in the bathroom. >> are you okay, buddy? >> no, i am in so much pain right now. oh, my god. >> the tiger is gone. >> julia: that was eric boling's house last weekend. this could be prevented with asparagus if you are headed out. it contains certain aminnow acids and relieving the unpleasant hang over attacks. anyway, it is hard for parents to let go when their kids go off to the college. one girl got a judge involved. aubery ireland took out a restraining order with her parents. the pair constantly went to university of cincinnati to check up and accused her of doing drugs a
of the year. hearings are being held today on the deadly of the attack on benghazi, libya. arguing whether more money would help keep american diplomats safe. >> if the state department intends to blame it is long string of failures on inadequate funding, then perhaps it should take a closer look at the money that is being lavished on global climate change, culinary diplomacy programs and other favored projects. in money could have been used for providing diplomatic security, including hiring additional personnel and providing them with adequate equipment and training. >> we're joined now by elise labott who covered all of these hearings. so what did you come away with? >> a couple of things, wolf. it's widely politicized. you heard elana. she doesn't even accept the report. she says the state department can't review itself because of its failures noted by the panel and she's looking for secretary of state clinton to testify in january. i also think that the state department officials, bill burns really contrite, what else can you do, wolf, with such a scathing report other than to say we
of the state department has issued a report on the events that took place in benghazi, september 11 of this year. i think it is excellent. there are other committees in congress that have begun other investigations and i think that each of these will contribute to our understanding of what happened in benghazi and help to make sure that nothing like it happens again. under the senate rules, our committee has a special responsibility for oversight. as i said, for the interaction of different agencies of government, it is through that lens that after the tragic events of benghazi on such a member leventhal, the senator and i began our investigation. obviously we were time limited by the end of this year and end of this congress, the end of my service here. i am grateful not only to the senator for once again the extraordinary by partisanship we have had, but also our staffs who have worked together for well. they really work through the holiday when i must ask for my benghazi team to come down to our first floor office. the numbers were smaller than they had been earlier, but they had
questions taking place over the benghazi attack of the u.s. embassy. >>> john mcafee, on the run from police in belize and now is seeking asylum in gaut mauatema >> no one has blamed me for the murder. i have not been charged. i am not a suspect. they merely want to question me about the murder. i am not concerned. i have not been charged with a crime, there is no basis for extradition. i like guatemala. i think the legal system in guatemala is superior to the legal system in belize. >> police in belize want to "mcafee about the murder of this man, but say mcafee is not a suspect. >>> bob costas now explaining what exactly he meant to say about guns during half time during sunday night football. he was speaking about the weekend murder/suicide by the kansas city chiefs player. in case you missed it, here is part of what costas said sunday night. >> handguns do not enhance our safety. they exacerbate our flaws, attempt us to escalate arguments and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. in the coming days, jovan belcher's actions and possible connection to football will
assessment of the state department and its failure to protect the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we're expecting to hear from a number of members of congress there in just a little while. our foreign affairs correspondent is also monitoring that and she'll get back to us with a report as events merit. >>> you have probably never heard of the office of congressional ethics. it's an office you should be concerned about because it's one of the most important watchdogs in washington. it investigates possible wrong doing by members of congress. now the office of congressional ethics is in danger of being eliminated. >> what is outrageous about it is you see members of congress on both sides saying they have zero tolerance for unethical contact conduct, but they are trying to kill the one body in congress that's trying to seriously go after unethical members. >> reporter: melanie sloan is the director of crew. she's talking about the office of congressional ethics, the only government body outside of the congress whose sole mandate is to look at members in congress. members of congress want the commit
of state hillary clinton about benghazi. instead, they will have to wait until she recovers from a con concussion. in the meantime, we will ask kelly ayotte what she would like to hear once secretary clinton eventually does come before lawmakers. >>> and investigators checking on a new angle while they try to explain what led to the newtown shooting. why they are now looking into the gun nan's --man's yes metic makeup. -- genetic makeup. >>> and president obama sparking a new debate after appearing to suggest that the reason it's so hard to get a deal done is because republican lawmakers just don't like him. >> it is very hard for them to say yes to me. but, you know, at some point, you know, they've got to take me out of it. and think about their voters.tys and think about what -- clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've gotine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. to the number 1 club in the world. the potential of manchester united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlockin
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> an independent panel slams the state department. >> an independent review board says security was grossly inadequate and that leadership failures at the state department are to blame. >> secretary of state hillary clinton sent a letter to lawmakers saying she accepts all of the recommendations. >> today funerals will be held for four more victims of the tragedy in newtown including teacher victoria soto who tried to protect her children from adam lanza's wrath. >> is this tragedy a tipping point on the issue of gun control? >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> our plan "b" would protect american taxpayers who make $1 million or less. >> 13 days from the fiscal cliff. democrats saying plan "b" is doa. >> boehner's proposal will not pass the senate. >> huge winter storm stretching from colorado to the upper great lakes expected to cause blizzardlike conditions today. >> if this turns out to be real, a
? where are they budding? where are they really being troublesome? witness benghazi, northern and western africa. that's where we fear al qaeda is taking root. what is the biggest fear? biggest fear is al qaeda northern africa and western after africa will become drug dealers. part of that cocaine movie in south america to europe getting the proceeds and thereby funding their terrorist activity. jump cut to this case involving these three men from maly. operating in maly and ghana. our d.n.a. informant contacts one of the local thugs who is said to have some association with al qaeda and says hey, guy, i have got a coke deal. i have got to get cocaine, tons of cocaine from south america here to maly and guana and south africa and up to europe. you al qaeda help me. you al qaeda will become part of my drug empire. >> operation. >> so what happens is the guy was not an actual drug dealer. he was a sting, a dia operator. the main contact point the guy thought to have some communication with al qaeda in northern africa. he communicates up the criminal food chain. recruits two of his buddies,
network suspected of participating in that fatal attack on our consulate in benghazi was detained by egyptian authorities in chaotic cairo. jamal abull ahmed terrorists arrested in connection with with the murders. what does our own colonel oliver north think about arrests versus assaults? fox news military analyst author of this fine new novel heros proved joins from philly where his navy just snatched victory over army. colonel, congratulations, so are you satisfied with what looks like a law and order approach to getting the people who killed our people in benghazi the arrest at the airport in turkey, now you have got this fellow ahmad being arrested in cairo. what about it? >> first, congratulations to the navy team. i have got underneath my i had to bring my navy sweater. >> what do you wear camo pajamas? >> cam fallujah. the capture of jamel amad good signs. mid 40s, he has been a member of the egyptian jihad. he had been jailed by mubarak. he had been eliseed -- released in march. muslim brotherhood. it's a good sign he has been arrested. i think it's great that we prosecut
following her television attacks following the attacks in pecan pecan benghazi. she said it's manufactured charges that gave a false picture of her character and that she was simply filling in for hillary clinton on those television shows and never meant to mislead the american people. now that rice's name is out of the running, obama's next top choice is likely senator john kerri. he has so far had no comment but he is a pick that republicans wanted especially john mccain who has been grilling rice on those t.v. appearances ever since september. last night mccain's spokesman said he thanks rice for her services and wishes her well but will continue looking for facts about what happened during that benghazi. more "bill press" coming up and live in our chat room at current/basepress. see you there. matter. >> i work with adults with developmental disabilities. growing up i had a single mother of four and people in the community were so helpful when they didn't even have much themselves. seeing people and their hardships made me want to make a difference in people's
in benghazi that killed u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. an independent panel probing the incident found -- panel vice chair admiral mike mullen unveiled the report's conclusions wednesday. >> the board found the attacks in benghazi, libya, were security related. responsibility for the loss of life, the injuries and damage to u.s. facilities rests completely and solely with the terrorists who conducted the attacks. that does not mean there are not lessons to be learned. the board found the security posture of the special mission compound was inadequate for the threat environment in benghazi and in fact, grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place that night. >> among the issues cited in the report is the high turnover rate of your security staff, faulty security equipment, and the use of unreliable local militias. the report found certain senior state department officials -- they didn't recommend disciplinary action against any individuals. secretary of state hillary clinton has accepted all 29 of the panel's recommendations. dozens of protesters
tonight. thank you so. >> thank you. >> tough question on the benghazi terror attack. did the department's failure to lead to the murder of four americans? an arlg criticizing senator demint's replacement. why? because he's black. a judge has agreed to review the case of civil rights violations after four months of captivity. will jon hammar get to come home? we will have a live report from mexico city, straight ahead. my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >> an op-ed in the new york times, claims nikki haley picked the state's
able and has done the best job. obviously she has questions to answer in benghazi. the report was accurate. i don't believe it did reach her. she has an obligation to testify to show what her role was. how those decisions are made. apparently it didn't go to her, but why doesn't it go that high. if she runs in 2016 she will be judged on her record. so long as she comes in i think that will immunize her as far as running for president. but it is essential she do testify. >> on 48 hours notice she will be back to work. we appreciate that. thanks for coming in. >> thank you, congressman. >> congressman king just gave us the big fallout and questioning why some of the information may not have gotten to secretary of state hillary clinton. the scathing report blames the state department for failing to protect the u.s. consulate, and it raises questions about mrs. mrs. clinton's role. she does take she stakes responsibility, and she promises to testify about what happened at the house foreign affairs committee hearings held next month. for more on this let's go to the former spokespe
. she gave this explanation for the terrorist attacks that killed four americans in benghazi, libya on september 11th. >> the best assessment we have is that in fact this was not a pre planned, premeditated attack. what happened initially was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in cairo. it was a consequence of the video that people gathered outside the embassy, and then it grew very violent. those with extremist ties joined the fray and came with heavy weapons which unfortunately are quite common in post revolutionary libya. that then spun out of control. but we don't see at this point signs that this was a coordinated, planned premeditated attack. >> obviously somebody saw it that way. sworn testimony indicates that within a day they saw it as a very concerting and planned and coordinated attack. yet she was on all five of these shows saying they had no evidence of it. i think one of the reasons she is not going to be secretary of state was it was going to be a tough senate battle. and by the way, for the nonsense that somehow the rejection of her potential nominati
the benghazi attack a spontaneous protest over an expect video? wait until critics hear this. assistant secretary of state who resigned his post over the attack is reportedly still working for government. the other three officials are expected to return to their jobs. mike baker says this is a travesty. mike, we thought that the four people were fired or resigned over benghazi attacks and they're still working for government. we thought that, because that's what they told us. not a shock to most people at this stage of the game. washington no, accountability and lack of consequences. it doesn't happen. >> eric: so the assistant secretary of state changed jobs. literally, went across the office and took another desk. >> you are to parse jobs here. this is difficult to get fired from the government. as the report pointed out this is a systemic failures. the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, where according to admiral mullen and those who wrote the report is where the rubber hit the road. he basically, instead of resigning -- most people think of resigning, you walk out
on the benghazi terror attack on our u.s. consulate there. joining me now, former u.n. ambassador to the united nations, john bolton and a fox news contributor. good to have you with us this afternoon. secretary clinton is still recovering from her illness and of course will prevent her from travelling abroad, but it will allow her to testify next month in an open congressional hearing on the september 11th attack on benghazi. what do you think her testimony will reveal about the events leading up to the attack, during and afterwards? >> of course, it depends on how well the hearings are prepared by members of congress, they need to give up their opening statements, they need to ask questions, not make their own statements. they need to coordinate to divide up responsibility because this is, this is an opportunity that's only going to come once and if they're making their own statements or duplicating their questions we're going to find out a lot less. i think the areas of inquiry fall into three categories, number one, what did the secretary know before the september 11th attacks about request
following, it's the fallout over that scathing report on the attack in the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya. heads are already rolling over this story, people. the release of that report by the independent panel yesterday had quite an impact. four state department officials have now been disciplined. eric boswell, the assistant secretary of diplomatic security now resigned and three other people on administrative leave. as we reported yesterday, the panel blasted the state department for, quote, grossly inadequate security at our mission there. the attacks on september 11th, you'll remember killed u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. it also killed three other people who were working with us at that mission. secretary of state hillary clinton has accepted full responsibility. and she sent a letter to congress saying she accepts all of the panel's 29 recommendations. joining us live from the state department. first of all, elise, lay out for me if you could the four people removed from their posts. what is the story about them? who were they? what did they do? and why did these people get
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> on the note of talking about the state department, president obama does appear set to nominate senator john kerry as hillary clinton's successor. joining me now for more on this, cnn foreign affairs reporter elise. the biggest open secret in washington, once susan rice took her name out of the running. john kerry would be up there. >> john kerry made no secret for the last several years, actually, that he would love the job. on capitol hill you know that senators have said that he would be easily confirmed. >> that's right because of republicans and democrats see him as somebody who would be good at the job and, as you said, he's lobbied for it. but what is going to be interesting, elise, this coming week we talked about the hearing is going to happen on benghazi, hillary clinton is not going to be there, but john kerry is the senate foreign relations chair. he is still going to chair that hearing. >> secretary clinton taking the week off to recuperate. her deputy will be testifying for this independent advisory board on the events i
the a congressional hearings on the benghazi attack because she's recovering from a concussion suffered after she had fainted. some fox news commentators practically demanded she get a note from her doctor. >> she's suffering from acute benghazi allergy which causes lightheadedness when she hears the word benghazi or is being asked about it. >> how could she get a concussion when she's been ducking everything. this is what i don't understand. makes no sense to me. >> hillary clinton, i guess she passed out somewhere. is she unconscious somewhere? >> bill -- >> she can't testify. >> really? they're making fun of the secretary of state's injury? this drew a rhetoric from greta van sus ren who blogged i don't agree with any of my fnc colleagues or anyone who is a tad bit sarcastic on our air about secretary clinton's health. she will testify next month. a story from last week, rhonda lee lost her job because of facebook. she was a meteorologist at abc affiliate in shreveport, louisiana. was she rude to a viewer? not at all. a viewer wrote on facebook that the black lady that does the news needs to wear
a man detained in egypt played a role in the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. egyptian authorities have detained muhammad abu ahmed. he's a well known jihadist who was released from prison after the downfall of former president hosni mubarak's regime.diotti i york. what do we know about the arrest of the aleng ledged terrorist suspect? >> he was picked up a couple weeks ago in ejimegyegypt. joous authorities suspect he may have been involved in the consulate attack in benghazi on september 11th that killed chris stephens and three other americans with direct knowledge of the investigation. the u.s. source tells me the fbi which is conducting the investigation, has not had access to him yet. the source says following the attack, ahmed very quickly popped up on their radar, so they have been looking at him for some time. the official would not comment on what led them to him. joe. >> so what do we know about this guy? he's a radical, certainly, and he's been on the radar, but what more do we know about him? >> we know he's 45 years old, masters degree in sharia law. he's
week to testify about the benghazi terror attack armed with poll numbers that make her the envy of the political world. does that mean she'll run four years from now? listen to her response to barbara walters. >> what would it take to convince you to run in -- >> that's all hypothetical because right now i have no intention of running. sfoo right now at least. and a might of 1,000 rock stars in new york city. the boss, paul mccartney, bon jovi, billy joel, alicia keys, among others, all coming together to raise money for hurricane sandy victims. keep fans rocking well past midnight. ♪ ♪ who says you can't go home there's only one place they call you one of their own a hometown boy born a rolling stone ♪ >> and a late night for those of you watching at home. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live many washington. we're another step closer to the cliff, but still far from a deal. our nbc news-wall street journal poll shows that both sides of the aisle are going to catch a lot of heat if there isn't a compromise. joining me now for our daily fix, chris and managing editor post po
in benghazi. an independent review releases a report on just what happened that night in libya and how it could have been prevented. >>> blizzard warning from denver to detroit a week before christmas. the storms bringing an unwelcome present to americans traveling home for the holidays. 50 mile per hour winds, a foot of snow. we're tracking the latest forecast. >>> plus this. >> with all this -- all the new, you know, talk of new legislation going on to assault rifles, i really -- you know, i definitely want to get a few more before, you know, something may happen. >> gun sales spike as gun control simmers. talk of new policy sends many americans on a shopping spree. ♪ where are those good old fashioned values, on which we used to rely ♪ >> "family guy" is back and we'll show you part of the episode that was canceled out of respect for the people of newtown, connecticut. newtown, connecticut. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. first up, president obama and the first step toward new gu
benghazi. greta wrote... they think it's just a way of avoiding testifying this -- chris christie avoided it with an ice cream headache. how is does the benghazi probe affect secretary clinton's political future or does it now that election day has passed and benefit benghazi is no longer a football? >> i think it doesn't because the sacrificial lamb was obvious on susan rice. for a lot of voters, it has been put to bed. how long are they going to keep beating the drumbeat of making someone pay. someone has. her name is susan rice. she won't be secretary of state. it is largely due to benghazi. i think that's what -- the other thing, too, the bigger thing with hillary clinton john, is i did write a piece about what would be the most brilliant thing to say i'm running for one term. >> john: i think this is a smart strategy considering she will be 69 years old in 2016. >> people keep raising the age issues even though ronald reagan was older. then is a woman, it is perceived differently. but the other reason i think it
review by the panel looking into the deadly september 11th attack in benghazi at the consulate there in libya. you know the story. the attack that killed ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans at the u.s. consulate. now, the state department blasted by this review for quote/unquote systemic failures. among them, i'm quoting grossly inadequate security and the dismissal of repeated requests to beef up personnel. senate majority whip dick durbin after reading this review. >> there was a breakdown in benghazi on september 11th that is stark and challenging to all of us in public life. i went through the litany of things that were given to us by the accountability review board. our intelligence fell short. our security personnel were inexperienced and unprepared. our security systems failed. our host nation was lacking in protection for our own people. and senior state department officials unfortunately showed a lack of leadership and management ability. >> panel also found that there was, quote/unquote, a lack of transparency, responsiveness and leadership in lib
in the benghazi attacks. it was grossly inadequate to deal with the attack this year. that attack killed our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans serving with him. the state department ignored repeated requests for more security personnel and another revelation and there was a lack of transparency, responsiveness and leadership at the senior levels in washington, tripoli, and benghazi. in a letter to congress secretary of state hillary clinton said she accepted every one of the panel's 24 recommendations. elise joins us from the state department. first of all, elise, characterize this for me. were we expecting this to be as scathing and then again give us a feel for who this panel is and how independent it is. >> ashleigh, i read a lot of these reports in my many years of covering the state department, and it is pretty scathing. i think we expected an honest assessment, a tough assessment, and it was really kind of extremely critical, not only of the state department as a whole but specific bureaus and in talking about this systemic value of senior leadership problems that basi
still haven't gotten time to get to. benghazi. >> oh, my gosh. >> boy. >> a devastating report. aa devastating report. >> it raising a lot of questions that i wonder p if anyone has the guts to ask. >> about hillary clinton. >> yes. here is bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill. >> we'll talk about the first blizzard the winter moving across the country. big travel issues over the next two days from denver up through areas around chicago. let me show you what the map looks like. this is our winter storm warnings and advisories. the little arrows on here show you blizzard warnings in effect. the storm is now just south of denver. by tomorrow afternoon it's going to be near chicago. it's this area to the north of the storm where the worst of the weather will be with the wind and also the snow. now, the timing of the storm, no problems in morning. late today driving home through nebraska, very difficult. you did not want to travel tonight into tomorrow through much of iowa and southern wisconsin. that's this area in here that will be dealing with blizzard conditions as we go
terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the report found terrorists walked right into the compound. the report found the senate -- the report blames the state department for failing to respond to requests for more security resources. the attack left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead. >> police in woodbridge are looking for a man accused of shooting out the window of an elementary school. according to investigators, at the shooting happened sometime between last friday night and saturday morning. this man was caught on surveillance cameras at around that time. no one else was inside the school. if you know anything about this case, called crimestoppers. >> it looks what we're looking at a cold night to be out on the town. >> let's get our first look at the forecast. >> a cold night ahead, but not as cold as it was a couple of nights ago. it is 40 at reagan national, but we will hold to the 30's as we move until midnight. and then we may lose a couple of more degrees after that. here is a look at satellite and radar. we will see the chance for a lit
the attacked in an gussie. -- attack in benghazi. it is not clear whether she has plans to return next month. it's hardly the conclusion -- this highly individual figure would have wanted. if she harbors future presidential ambitions, a prolonged illness could raise questions. >> still to come, a former us trillion bowler is to be inducted into the hall of fame. >> let's look at some of these stories you're looking at online, including some of the most of viral moments. youtube video broke the 1 billion the market for the very first time while social media continue to capture the attention of millions of must watch videos. many of you have been finding out if the belgium british -- whether belgium can be the chocolate capital. they became known for making us chocolate in the world. the chocolate tear is under threat from australia. finally, an uplifting story in paraguay where musicians are using history as constructed from recycled materials. pull them from a rubbish dump around their home. mo t to our web site. >> let's take you to our main news -- congressional officials believe the unite
on the american consulate in benghazi, libya. that is next. the white house has formed a tax force being headed by vice president biden to address gun violence following last week's school shootings. the national rifle association will hold a news conference in response to the event in newtown, connecticut. we will have live coverage at ten:45 eastern. -- 10:45 eastern. senior state department officials testified about the attack on a u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they discussed the security arrangements at the facility. secretary of state hillary clinton is scheduled to testify about the bank of the attack in january. this hearing on this -- about the benghazi attack in january. this hearing is about one hour and 45 minutes. >> my apologies to everybody for the switch in time, but as everybody knows with the loss of our colleague center in a way -- senator inouye, the course of events yesterday was uncertain, and it has been decided that his remains will be brought here at about 10:00. everybody thought that it would be inappropriate for us to be simply having but during and to prevent se
.n., so embattled over the tragedy in benghazi, said she will not go through a bruising nomination fight to succeed hillary clinton as secretary of state. so, what happened behind closed doors? why now? and whom will the president pick to represent america on the world stage? abc's senior white house correspondent jake tapper has all the details right now. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, ambassador susan rice withdrew her name from consideration to be secretary of state after weeks of bruising political battles and a cacophony of criticism. in a letter to the president today, u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice wrote, "the position of secretary of state should never be politicized. i am saddened that we have reached this point even before you have decided whom to nominate." and she shared the news on nbc. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting and very disruptive, because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> reporter: just weeks ago, rice, a tough and smart rising star
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a little lift. >> it took him 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi. >> he did in fact first. he did call it an act of terror. it did, as well, two weeks or so for the whole idea of being their a riot to come out. >> after the president had done so poorly. did that salvage the race for him? >> it certainly helped. look, again this is where romney look what you just saw was my opponent and my other opponent candy crowley teaming up against me. it's a hard situation to do this on live tv in front of hundred million people. you need the gift of situational awareness to do what gingrich would do in the primaries. >> one quick mention here. i think it is worthy of our discussion. is that twitter and social media played a bigger role in the election and media coverage than ever before. if you were following conservative blogs, conservative websites, conservative media you really had a different view of this election and different view of the debates. first debate that is so famous turned on the fact that so many people were involved in realtime in scoring that debate as opposed.... >>
to what happened in benghazi on september 11th had flagged the performance of four officials. this is a quote. the secretary has accepted eric bosswell's decision to resign assistant secretary for diplomatic security effective immediately. the other three individuals have been relieved of their current duties. all four individuals have been placed on administrative leave pending further action. but, the "new york post" is now reporting that eric bosswell has not resigned and all four of those stated department employees are still on the state department's payroll. >> just shifted the deck chairs and they want to make the american people believe that the state department has held people accountable for their lack of security and sending help to four brave americans. this is incredibly inept of the state department to think that they can continue to fool the american public, pathetic. >> reporter: we've reached out to the state department for further comment but they have not yet denied or clarified any of this. jon? jon: hillary clinton obviously runs the state department. she
. developing tonight. the fallout from the september attack on americans in benghazi that killed four people.including bay area native.ambassador chris stevens. tonight four state department officials have resigned under pressure.because of their roles in the deadly incident. a report released today was critical of state department leadership.sating security for the americans in benghazi was quote "inadequate." the school massacre in connecticut has raised all sorts of questions about gun control laws and what should and should not be imposed. today we spoke with the author of numerous gun control books to get his take on the issue. kron 4's j.r. stone has more on what he said. and what we may soon see. pam one other issue that zimring talked about is the federal assault weapon ban that was in place from 1994 to 2004 but he doesn't think that we will see that reimposed. why is that? so does he think that brady bill reform will pass? several postal service employees are recovering tonight. after being exposed to pepper spray at a post office in oakland this morning. firefighters and hazmat c
the benghazi attack that left four americans dead. in the meantime, clare mccaskill came to the ambassador's defense. >> she had reviewed the dpeor foer going. >> on sunday shows and went well beyond the talking points, we have decimated al-qaeda, that was nowhere on the talking points, said things the attack was a result of a heinous and offensive video. said the security at our consulate and strong and significant. that is not in the talking points and frankly not supported by the record of what happened. >> the talking points came from the intelligence community. you don't hear one criticism of david petraeus. it was his shop that produced the talking points that susan rice talked about. is there a double standard here? it appears there is, very unfair one. >> gregg: last week rice met with members of the senate armed services committee to try to explain the situation. lindsay graham saying that ambassador rice did not help herself very much. >> heather: supporters of mohammed morsi staging a demonstration in washington, d.c. standing in front of the egyptian embassy armed with signs. o
. martha: a dire warning in the fight against al qaeda. ed the deadly attack in benghazi may be just the beginning. bill: there i severe weather out west. the latest storm toppling trees and knock out power to tens of thousands. good morning, every one. we had a lot of stormy weather outwest over the weekend. even earlier last week we saw torrential rainfall across portions of oregon and washington. we saw heavy rain and strong winds. some wind gusts for over 100 miles an hour. thankfully for today we do have a bit of a quieter weather a person in store for parts of california. we do have a return to that stormy weather as we head into late tonight and into wednesday. the ground saturated. in portions of oregon, the ground saturated. that mean bad news. right now again pretty quiet over portions of california, oregon and washington. we have flash flood watches across portions of oregon and california. locally higher amount across the higher elevations. basically as we get into tuesday and wednesday. more heavy rain and snow spreading as far east as portions of the northern rockies. b
of the crisis in libya, and the attack in benghazi that killed ambassador chris stephens. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged, very politicized, very distracting, and very disruptive. because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >> massachusetts senator john kerry and former republican senator chuck hagel of nebraska are now considered the front-runners to replace hillary clinton when she officially steps down. >>> in oregon, the shopping mall that became the scene of a deadly shooting rampage days ago is set to reopen this morning. a candlelight vigil for the victims will be held tonight. two people were killed and the 15-year-old girl was wounded when 22-year-old jacob roberts opened fire inside the clackamas town center on tuesday. roberts then killed himself. there is still no motive for the shooting. >>> a much calmer day is in store for san diego after a pounding rainstorm drenched that city. the rain came down so fast and furious, in fact, it flooded businesses and major intersections, leaving drivers stranded in the road. som
on what happened back on september 11 of this year when the four americans were killed in benghazi, libya. a report just out yesterday said the state department as a whole broke down because of systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies. senator john kerry and chairman of the relations committee pointed his finger at congress. >> congress has the power. we use it for any number of things. it's our responsibility and for years we asked our state department to operate with increasingly lesser resources to conduct essential missions. >> no doubt senator kerry's words and the weight here since he is the front runner to take over the post since secretary of state took over for hillary clinton when she leaves. she was supposed to testify today, but the injury is forcing her to postpone her testimony until next month. her department is trying to move past the report as four of the staffers have been disciplined. among them is assistant secretary boswell who resigned. the others are on administrative leave. a source said among those relieved is this woman. this is the deputy sec
in benghazi that killed four americans. senator lindsey graham demanding had he appear before congress ahead of john kerry confirmation. take a listen to the interviews on fox "fox news sunday." >> senator graham, how important is it for secretary of state hillary clinton to testify under oath before she leaves office about the benghazi terror attack? and what do you think we still need to know? >> absolutely essential that she testify. i want to know from the secretary of state's point of view, were you informed of the security situation, were all these cables coming out of benghazi, ever get to your level. if they didn't, that's a problem. if they did, why didn't you act differently. >> some republican colleagues are prepared to hold off confirm nation of john kerry as secretary of state until secretary of state clinton testifies as secretary. >> that's going to happen i've been told by senator kerry, he wants that approach. he needs to hear what she says so we can comment. it makes sense to have her go first. >> senator feinstein, do we hear she needs to testify first and have you heard -
to cancel an overseas trip as well as congressional testimony on the attack on benghazi. the cloth could requirthe clot could require her to lessen her workload in her at secretary of state. this is certain at this time to, she will be ushering in the new year in the hospital. >> reporter: this is not the first time secretary clinton had been treated for a clot correct. >> reporter: she was treated for a blood clot back in 1998 on the back of her right leg. she later said it was the most serious medical problem she had ever experienced up until that time. as for this latest clot earlier this month while suffering from a stomach virus she fainted, hit her heads. medical experts who have not pained her said it was possible that the new clot formed before she was diagnosed with a concussion, it was found during a follow-up examine. another theory the blood clot formed because she was send even tear reduring her convalescence listen. >> the blood clot i'm a assuming is similar to the one she had in 1998 which was in the back of her leg. she did have a concussion recently which made her a lit
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, has issued a scathing report, finding what it calls schematic failures at the state department leading up to the tack, which took the lives of chris stevens and three other americans. abc's martha raddatz, who has read the report this morning, has the details. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the report calls the security in benghazi grossly inadequate, despite repeated requests for increased staffing. the report also cites poor leadership win the diplomatic department. saying certain senior state department officials demonstrated a lack of proactive leadership and management ability in their response to the security concerns in benghazi. hillary clinton has already responded to the independent review, saying she will adopt all 29 recommendations, including additional marine corps security guards. but there's one conclusion that also stands out. the board determined that those u.s. personnel on the ground in benghazi performed with courage and willingness to risk their own lives to protect their colleagues in an impossible situation. josh? >> ce
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